Blackdown Green Roof Success at NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards
Posted by david.luukas
Alumasc is pleased to announce that Blackdown Green Roofs, part of their Roofing Division, has won the Green (Vegetated) Roof Contractor of the Year category at the NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor Awards 2014. The award recognised Blackdown’s expert green roof installation at SECC, The Hydro project in Glasgow.
The £125million SSE Hydro is a state-of-the-art entertainment and sporting venue. The Blackdown Intensive Green Roof system was specified by Foster & Partners as they were looking for a sustainable solution to help with the strong design features of the building’s entrance. 37,000 Lonicera Nitida ‘Maygreen’ shrubs, planted to form a thick, hardy green mat over the low level ‘skirt’ was utilised to achieve the desired effect above the entrance of the arena. The installation required that the planting system be fed on a regular basis, therefore an automatic irrigation system was installed to ensure that the planting is permanently fed and watered with minimal manpower requirements.
Simon Poe, Business Operations Director for Alumasc Roofing commented:
“There were a variety of challenges on the scheme which were overcome by Blackdown’s Technical Support team. The Hydro is a high profile venue that featured prominently at this year’s Commonwealth Games, therefore is was essential that the installation was completed successfully, on time and within budget.
Blackdown specialises in the design, cultivation, supply, installation and maintenance of lightweight planting systems for green and biodiverse roofs and their expertise was certainly demonstrated on this project, making them a deserving winner of this award”.
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